K G Balakrishnan

  • Govt probing allegations against K G Balakrishnan March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was probing into the allegations that former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan and his relatives amassed disproportionate assets and sought three weeks to decide about its further course of action against them. Appearing before a bench of...
  • India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar June 17, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • Is the Govt guilty of protecting ex-CJI KGB? June 16, 2011

    On Talking Point, Suhasini Haidar asks a panel of experts, 'Is the government guilty of protecting ex-CJI KGB?' ...
  • Former CJI K G Balakrishnan under scanner June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The first dalit chief justice of India and now the chairman of National Human Right's commission KG Balakrishnan murmurs of impropriety during his tenure turned to full throated accusations of craft, when he retired from the office in June 2010. After having served as Chief Justice of India...
  • Ex-CJI K G Balakrishnan appointed NHRC Chairman June 3, 2010

    New Delhi Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan has been appointed as Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission. 65-year-old Balakrishnan, who retired on May 12, will be the sixth chairperson of the Commission and will have a tenure of five years. President Pratibha Patil gave her approval to his...
  • SC upholds OBC quota in Kerala local bodies October 7, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued notices to the Kerala government for providing reservation to the poor among the upper caste people. In 2008, the government provided reservation at graduate and post-graduate levels to forward communities at 10 per cent and seven per cent respectively. The Supreme Court has also...
  • SC to hear Jaya's plea on Mar 19 in DA case March 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear on March 19 AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa's plea seeking quashing of proceedings against her in a 14-year-old disproportionate assets case. The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has challenged the March 10 order of the Karnataka High Court which held that...
  • Listen to rape victim's wish to marry rapist: CJI March 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Sunday said that judges, lawyers and social activists should give "due regard" to the wishes of a rape victim if she chooses to marry the rapist or have the baby conceived from the crime. "Judges, lawyers and social activists should also...
  • Urgent need to ban porn websites: Chief Justice of India January 31, 2010

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan on Sunday said there was an urgent need to ban websites that circulate pornography and hate speeches and emphasized the need for cyber law enforcement. "The Government can place bans on websites that exclusively circulate pornography and hate speeches. However,...
  • SC Vs CIC: Apex court issues appeal to itself December 4, 2009

    New Delhi: A big judicial battle is brewing between the Central Information Commission and the Supreme Court of India. The fight is over whether the Chief Information Commissioner can tell the Chief Justice of India to name the union minister who threatened a Madras High Court Judge. Both the Chief Justice...
  • RIL can't enter private pacts for gas supply: Oil Ministry November 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that the Government's production-sharing contract with the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) bars the company from private arrangements to supply gas. "The Government has exclusive rights over all minerals underlying the ocean and in the country's territorial waters,"...
  • Women jailed for hurling slipper at apex court judge October 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday jailed four women officials of Mumbai-based Boss School of Music for hurling a slipper at an apex court judge in March this year. A bench of Justices Altmas Kabir, G S Singhvi and H L Dattu convicted the four women, including the school's principal,...
  • Watch: CJI skips controversial portion in speech September 12, 2009

    New Delhi: At Saturday's CBI anti-corruption conference, the Chief Justice of India was delivering his written speech at seminar in New Delhi. He lost the script fumbled, and addressed the gathering impromptu for a few seconds. However, the lines he skipped in the speech were controversial. ...
  • CJI skips line in speech, gets people talking September 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Saturday gave a speech at a seminar in New Delhi on investigating corruption but it was what he didn’t he say that’s raising eyebrows. Balakrishnan, while giving speech at a national seminar on 'Fighting Crimes related to Corruption', skipped a...
  • SC may challenge Delhi HC ruling on judges' assets September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court may challenge a ruling by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a public authority to assess judges' assets and falls under the purview of the Right to Information Act, top Supreme Court officials said. "We...
  • Judges should declare their assets: Delhi HC September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a Central Information Commission (CIC) order that judges should declare their assets and the office of the Chief Justice of India would be the public authority to assess those assets. In a historical judgement, Justice S Ravindra Bhat said judges are accountable...
  • SC Judges relent, assets to be public on SC website August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has bowed to popular opinion. Judges of the apex court have agreed to make their assets public, thus bringing to an end open dissidence within the judiciary. Bowing to pressure, the Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan finally relents to make assets of Supreme...
  • FTN: Is disclosure of judges' wealth mandatory? August 25, 2009

    The judiciary is split wide open on the issue of whether or not judges should declare their assets in public. Two judges of the High Court – Justice VD Shylendra Kumar of the Karnataka HC and Justice K Kannan of the Punjab and Haryana HC – openly disagreed with the...
  • No minister contacted Madras HC judge: CJI July 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan has told CNN-IBN no Union Minister approached a Madras High Court judge and suspects it was a lawyer who tried to influence a case. Justice R Regupathy, on June 29, created a storm when he told his court that a Union Minister...
  • CNN-IBN exclusive: K G Balakrishnan on judiciary July 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan fears that judges will face “frivolous complaints” if they are forced to reveal details about their personal wealth. Balakrishnan told CNN-IBN’s Bhupendra Chaubey that judges of the higher judiciary already give details of their assets to court registrars. “We are disclosing assets--all...
  • Calcutta HC judge impeachment: SC judge opts out of panel June 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court Judge Justice D K Jain, who was the chairman of a committee for initiating impeachment against Calcutta High Court Judge Soumitra Sen accused of misconduct, has withdrawn from it citing “personal reasons”. In a letter to Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President Hamid Ansari, Justice Jain...
  • Chennai lawyers' strike continues despite CJI's appeals February 24, 2009

    Chennai: Agitating lawyers on a one day token fast outside the Madras High Court had clashed violently with the police inside the court campus on the February 19 leaving hundreds of lawyers and police men injured. On Monday they are threatening an indefinite boycott till action is taken against police...
  • Chief Justice says Kasab should get lawyer for 'fair trial' January 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Wednesday said Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested in the Mumbai attacks, should get a lawyer to defend himself so that "there is a fair trial". "I don't think he will go undefended. But even for helping the court...
  • SC appoints judges bypassing collegium say December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court Collegium finally having its way overlooking Centre's reservations, Asok Kumar Ganguly, R M Lodha and H L Dattu were on Wednesday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan administered the oath to them at a simple...
  • CJI Balakrishnan slams 'regressive' politics November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Violence on “flimsy reasons” and "regressive" politics threatens the Constitution and nation, said Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Tuesday. "Regressive brand of politics is threatening our Constitution, and the principles that our Constitution stands for. There have been several instances of senseless violence in recent times...
  • PM calls for review of appointment for judges September 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The prime minister Manmohan Singh put the judiciary on trial by calling for judicial appointments to be reviewed. The move comes two days after three sitting high court judges are in the dock on charges of corruption. Celebrating the career of one of India's most prominent legal luminary, the...
  • Law Min okays impeachment of Calcutta HC judge September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Government will approach Parliament for impeachment of Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen for 'misconduct', Law Minister Hansraj Bhardwaj said on Monday. In what is being hailed as a landmark move, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan has recommended that Justice Sen be removed from service...
  • CJI to high court judges: Declare all assets August 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Under mounting pressure for more probity and transparency in the judiciary, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) has written to all high courts across the country to consider adopting the apex court judges' practice of declaring their assets. "The CJI (K G Balakrishnan) has written to chief justices of...
  • CJI rejects petition that seeks private jet for him May 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India on Friday brushed aside a petition that sought several facilities — including a private jet and Z-category security — for him. Dismissing the plea, Chief K G Balakrishnan said he is satisfied with the security arrangements made as per law so far. Z-category...
  • Activists blame SC for delay in Godhra cases February 19, 2008

    New Delhi: An anguished Supreme Court on Tuesday took umbrage at social activists attempting to blame it for the delay in hearing Gujarat riots cases saying it was "shameful" and "not in good taste." The apex court particularly voiced its displeasure over some recent articles written by Social activist Teesta Setalvad...